Smart Business, a vehicle for transforming our organisations
Smart Business is a term that can sometimes lead to confusion. The members of the selection committee therefore had to make sure they were on the same page. The definition used by the EDF Pulse Awards is clear: "recognising innovations that contribute to building companies and industries of the future, by improving the operational, technical, energy and environmental performance of people and organisations". However, a few elements still needed clarification.
For Guillaume Sagnes, Digital Marketing Manager at Koredge and a coach for the Smart Business category, "Many startups focus on Smart Business because, today, there are so many challenges when it comes to collaboration within companies, especially with the emergence of new business lines. However, new business lines also mean new needs, new practices and new solutions to be offered."
So, it’s a broad category and, while new to the EDF Pulse Awards, it has met with an excellent response from project leaders, who are aware of the far-reaching changes that organisations are facing – and the need to offer relevant solutions.
"The challenges for organisations are considerable: they must adapt to permanent changes, whether these are related to new technologies, societal shifts, new practices or new employee expectations,” explained Anne-Cécile Ladrange, Manager in the Innovation Hub, the purpose of which is to study transformations such as these.